Tennis makes improvement

Luke Elkins, Staff Writer


The girls tennis team is preparing for its season, with their opening match on March 14.

Girls Varsity faces the South County Stallions on their home courts, and will be looking to improve off of last season, where they only won three matches.

Head Coach Hassan Mims is in his 7th season as the girls tennis coach. He believes the team is ready for success.

“We have the largest girls tennis team in the district- 32 players. I expect our team to compete hard, improve skills each week, do well academically and demonstrate good character,” Mims said.

“Compared to last season, we have a stronger team led by an upperclassmen core of players. The girls are extremely hard working, willing to improve skills, and hungry for wins,” said Mims.

The girls on the team also believe that they are an improved squad from last year. They are ready to go for the season.

I’m excited for tennis season. I expect us to win more games and to play our best this year. I think that our team has improved a lot this year and we have conditioned ourselves and improved our game plans in order to become more successful in matches,” sophomore Jasmine Phan said.

The team seems to get along well, and it is a competitive atmosphere. There are many other good teams in our conference, but we have hope,” sophomore Carolyn Lemens said.

The girls will be assisted by Ashleen Lee, a transfer from Thomas Jefferson High School, who is a regionally competitive tournament tennis player.

The Girls Varsity tennis team has plenty of players to compete, and they are hoping this will lead to improvement from a 3-12 record from last spring.